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Holocaust Survivors, Gaza, and My Uncle the Instigator

Peter Himmelman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Himmelman

If you can say that Israel has the right to exist, than you must, in the same breath say that it has the right to defend itself from a fanatical religious cult that is hell-bent on its destruction.

7 Ways To Engage In Creativity At The Office

Tom Sturges | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Sturges

How do you turn a potential pit of snakes and problems into one of your bright shining moments? It's easier than you think, and if you can simply allow yourself the chance to be creative, the best of you and the best of your ideas will emerge.

Shelly Gets Her Groove Back

Shelly Peiken | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Shelly Peiken

Yesterday my 16 year old daughter and I had plans to get together with our mother/daughter friends in Westlake, a 45 minute drive from our house.

Mélissa Laveaux at The Global Beat Festival - Serving Smiles and Warmth

Craig Carpenter | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

The rain in the beginning of New York's summer season occurs often and prodigiously. It doesn't however, impede the progress or plans of the average Gotham pedestrian.

The Pitfalls of Self-Expression

Peter Himmelman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Arts
Peter Himmelman

In our neighborhood there are two orders of humanity. People who may look essentially the same, who may wear the same clothes and go to the same schools, but in fact, inhabit totally different universes.

Driving Under The Influence Of Sleep Deprivation

Joanne Dagonese | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Joanne Dagonese

After driving hypnotically for two hours "under the influence" of sleep deprivation, feeling like I was in another dimension of time and space, I found myself heading towards the border of Mexico imagining I was a stunt driver in an action movie.

Songwriter's Pie Anyone?

Shelly Peiken | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

I can't believe I'm actually going to say this. I many never work in this town again. But here goes. Financially, it's less and less possible for a songwriter to make a decent living. I know of a few who have contributed to hit songs that are still having trouble paying their rent.

Self-Discipline Is Way Overrated (Or: How I Stumbled Into Becoming a Rock Musician)

Peter Himmelman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Himmelman

Not long after that Passover, my father offered my cousin $150 for the guitar and a small amp. The tools of great change had come, and my future now lay before me. And all of this came with no self-discipline whatsoever.

The Case Against Collaboration: A Solo Artists Manifesto

Brett Gleason | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
Brett Gleason

Making an album by your self inherently takes longer but what is lost in tedium is saved in translation.

Big Music from Small Places: Maya Kamaty at AME (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

My previous post on Cape Verdean Singer Neuza, resulted in a trip to the AME, The Atlantic Music Expo in Cape Verde. As impressive as the local tal...

What Are You Worth? Artists and Self-Respect

Darden Smith | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Darden Smith

Making a living as an artist is difficult under the best of circumstances. Opportunities fall through. Good rides end. We do whatever's necessary to k...

A Simple Experiment in Empathy

Peter Himmelman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Himmelman

After the phone call I feel like a tiny tear in the fabric of my own humanity has been restored. All through this simple experiment in empathy.

Tucking My Sister Into Bed

Peter Himmelman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion
Peter Himmelman

I climb to the top of the dirt pile, kick the blade of the shovel and drop the dry soil over the top of the casket. I feel as though I am covering my sister with a warm blanket, tucking her into bed one last time, as though this final act might atone for all the times I failed her.

WATCH: 'Slacker Rock' Songstress Courtney Barnett Takes The HuffPost Live Stage

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett's most recent double EP embodies the spirit of the laid-back "slacker rock" genre, but she's working over...

Brave New Girl: Sarah Dooley Debuts With Stupid Things

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

For Sarah Dooley, doing stupid things has been a genius move. The winsome young artist became a YouTube sensation in 2008 when she created And Sarah, ...

The Art of Y(vonne) Sangudi: The Next Great Songstress

Alex Schattner | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Schattner

Exclusive: Yvonne Sangudi is a world-class singer, just ask former first lady Laura Bush, President Kikwete (Tanzania), or President Sirleaf (Liber...

Good Music and Good Vibes: Andrew Barrack's "High Off Of Love"

Judah Joseph | Posted 05.25.2014 | College
Judah Joseph

There is something delightfully charming about a singer-songwriter's music when it teleports you to the beach without a care in the world. A calming paradise of sand, sun, palm trees, and good music.

Noah Michelson

This Woman Is Challenging Everything You Know About Music, Gender And Beauty

HuffingtonPost.com | Noah Michelson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices

"This show is church for people who don't like church," Our Lady J told HuffPost Gay Voices last week when we spoke about her "Gospel For the Godless....

Basia Bulat, Tall Tall Shadow and a Sacred Live Show

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

I began listening to the entirety of her new album, Tall Tall Shadow on repeat (where she plays four instruments including the charango and autoharp) and jumped at the chance to see her live.

LyricLion: Of the Students, by the Students and for the Students

Alexander Spangher | Posted 04.12.2014 | Arts
Alexander Spangher

On Friday, February 8th, Solomon Hoffman, Columbia 2014, conducted the LyricLion ensemble in its latest concert. LyricLion is unique among campus orga...

Brian McKnight Connects With Fans On and Off the Stage

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

A quick thrust of legendary singer Brian McKnight's hips had concert goers jumping out of their seats suddenly sending them into pure fan-demonium....

Nick Mulvey (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

The London-based singer-songwriter performs his single "Nitrous" and tells us why the days of Arsenal raps are over. At six, he believed he could...

And the Winner is... Beyonce's Booty!

David Alexander Bullock | Posted 03.31.2014 | Detroit
David Alexander Bullock

Everybody is raving about the performance of Jayonce's Drunk in Love. I must agree it was a great way to open the Grammy's. Who wouldn't want to see B...

5,178 Gigs: Pete Seeger as Celebrity Role Model

Glenn Paul Manion | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Glenn Paul Manion

Here are the two points about Pete's career that are especially relevant to musicians trying to build their career in 2014.

Ellie Goulding Reveals Body Image And Anxiety Issues

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 12.06.2013 | Celebrity

British songstress Ellie Goulding, 26, gets candid in Cosmo UK's January issue, in what the magazine says is one of their most revealing interviews to...